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Vivaldi: Concerti per violino VIII 'Il teatro'

By Julien Chauvin

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By Julien Chauvin and Le Concert de la Loge. By Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Classical, Baroque Era. Classical. Listening CD. Naive #OP30585. Published by Naive (NX.OP30585).

Item Number: NX.OP30585

This is the first time a French violinist has joined the line of prestigious solo virtuosi recording for the Vivaldi Edition. Violinist Julien Chauvin and his Concert de la Loge - founded in 2015, and modeled on one of the most celebrated orchestras of the late 18th century - here reveal all the discreet charms of an inventive concertante style rich in detail, featuring Vivaldi's favored instrument. This particular set of concerti highlight the consistently close links between Vivaldi's instrumental and operatic works. 'Transcending the difference of genre, the Venetian composer's unitary conception of language and style allowed him to pass with the deft skill of a juggler from one domain to the other, making them happily converge on common ground,' writes Cesare Fertonani. In these six concertos we can hear superbly phrased cantabile, with all the players seeming to breathe as one: and above all a sense of dramatic and narrative tension in Vivaldi's finest vein. Musical quotations, borrowings, reworkings and affinities here bring his instrumental music and operas closer together - two genres of equal virtuosity, on which he lavished his genius in equal measure, and in every expressive register.

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